Launch of the Integrated Archives and
Manuscript System (IAMS)?
Bill Stockting, S&C Cataloguing Systems and
Processing Man...
Introduction
We will look at:
 Background to the IAMS project
 Success:
 IAMS cataloguing system, data model and standa...
Unique and Distinctive Collections
Extensive collections of unique
archives and manuscripts
managed in separate
collection...
IAMS Mission Statement
To deliver a powerful, flexible integrated cataloguing and
resource discovery system that will unit...
IAMS: Cataloguing
IAMS System
Internal development has allowed us to
build a system and data model:
 Not a flat system - contains hierarchi...
IAMS: Data Model
Project &
Collection
s
held by
Persons,
Families,
Corporate
Bodies
created by
Archives &
Manuscripts
Plac...
IAMS: Standards
IAMS standard based system and data model:
 Structure: International Council on Archives Standards for Ar...
IAMS Project Timetable: Remaining Challenges
Remaining parts of vision to be achieved by integration with other
Library sy...
What Next: Resource Discovery
http://searcharchives.bl.uk
What next: integrated access to digitised archives and
manuscripts
http://searcharchives.bl.uk
Where Next: Data Exchange and Open Data
Contact
Bill Stockting: S&C Cataloguing Systems and Processing
Manager: william.stockting@bl.uk
Wieke Avis: IAMS Officer: ...
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  1. 1. Launch of the Integrated Archives and Manuscript System (IAMS)? Bill Stockting, S&C Cataloguing Systems and Processing Manager UKAD Forum, TNA, 21st March 2012
  2. 2. Introduction We will look at:  Background to the IAMS project  Success:  IAMS cataloguing system, data model and standards  Legacy data migration  Challenges  Search Our Catalogue: Archives and Manuscripts – SOCAM  Access to digitised and born digital material  Data exchange and open data
  3. 3. Unique and Distinctive Collections Extensive collections of unique archives and manuscripts managed in separate collection areas:  Manuscripts: Western, Oriental, Literary and Music  Records of East India Company and its successors, and related private papers and manuscripts  Digitised collections from the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP)
  4. 4. IAMS Mission Statement To deliver a powerful, flexible integrated cataloguing and resource discovery system that will unite and broaden access to the British Library’s archives and manuscript collection and will provide standards compliant data for external co-operative projects
  5. 5. IAMS: Cataloguing
  6. 6. IAMS System Internal development has allowed us to build a system and data model:  Not a flat system - contains hierarchies and relationships  Different dates, calendars and era’s; quotations in any language or script  Best of both from traditional practice: archives and manuscripts!  Ensures consistency  Makes best use of our legacy data  Navigate as well as search the catalogue  Build on others’ experience  Latest developments in modelling and description standards
  7. 7. IAMS: Data Model Project & Collection s held by Persons, Families, Corporate Bodies created by Archives & Manuscripts Places, Subjects, Events, Titles have subjects Archive institutions acquired / funded by
  8. 8. IAMS: Standards IAMS standard based system and data model:  Structure: International Council on Archives Standards for Archival Description and related entities (ISAD(G), ISAAR(CPF), ISDF, ISDIAH)  Content: no UK equivalent of AACR2  IAMS Cataloguing Guidelines are a melding of local, national and international standards and practice, including NCA Rules for names (not LC/NACO); ISO standards for languages, scripts etc.  Communication: XML schema for capture, display and exchange of archival and manuscript descriptions: EAD, EAC, TEI (cataloguing)
  9. 9. IAMS Project Timetable: Remaining Challenges Remaining parts of vision to be achieved by integration with other Library systems  October 2010: Public interface 1st cut - SOCAM  201?: Seamless requesting  201?: Access to digitised and born digital archives and manuscripts  201?: Data Exchange and Open data
  10. 10. What Next: Resource Discovery http://searcharchives.bl.uk
  11. 11. What next: integrated access to digitised archives and manuscripts http://searcharchives.bl.uk
  12. 12. Where Next: Data Exchange and Open Data
  13. 13. Contact Bill Stockting: S&C Cataloguing Systems and Processing Manager: william.stockting@bl.uk Wieke Avis: IAMS Officer: wieke.avis@bl.uk

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